I’m recently back in the rental market, just selling and waiting to buy and build on ‘to be released land’.
I’ve rented with a company in Gungahlin and couldn’t believe how completely dodgy these agents were and how terrible they treated renters.
My rent ended up being different to what was advertised, something to do with monthly, but I couldn’t work out the monthly amount to be the same as the weekly amount the agent gave me. It ended up being $50 more per week. Didn’t matter which way I calculated it, M – times- 12 – divide by – D – times – 7.. still didn’t work out. When I questioned the agent, of course after I signed the lease.. All she could tell me was “the computer works it out”. I asked her to pull out her calculator and tell me which calculation works it out to be the weekly amount initially quoted.. She couldn’t.
And of course I couldn’t get on to the Rental Tenancy Help Line….. It would be great if they were better funded by the Government.
Anyway, with some maintenance requests not being attended to we decided moved… And the new place isn’t any better. We’re great tenants, waiting for our house to be built and we have to put up with rude Agent representatives…Who treat us like second class citizens because we’re renting….
I wonder, now there is a database for bad tenants, is there one for bad Agents???